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Old 13 February 2008, 10:03   #1
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Converting Jockey seat into a Fuel tank

I am interested to see if its possible to get a fuel bladder that will fit into the Leeway single jockey seat I have on Danny Boy.

I have done som rough calcs and I reckon the volume inside the Jockey is about 65 litres of space that I currently dont use.

I want the bladder to be installed so that thefilling cap is under the seat cushion then I want to have a hose that can simply be plugges directly into the fuel filter on the transom using some kind of quick release valve.

Any ideas...

I guess firstly I need to find a suitable sized / shaped bladder.
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Old 13 February 2008, 10:46   #2
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Is a bladder such a good idea? I'll bet there's lots of sharp things in there that will cause a nice wee leak or two. Why not look at the Plastimo / tempo plastic tanks, then just run a fuel hose with your favourite quick connector to the fuel filter? http://www.plastimo.com/catalogue/in...ngID=1&catid=7 or http://www.tempoproducts.com/2004/bd_fuel_tanks1.html as a couple of quick examples

The rigid tanks will probably survive a bit better in there..... and you can also fit fuel guages.
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Old 13 February 2008, 11:44   #3
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That, or have a fiberglass or aluminum guy custom build a rigid tank.

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Old 13 February 2008, 14:03   #4
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here's a money saving idea, what about just pouring the petrol into the jockey, and then stick a hose pipe into it direct into the engine, and to stop it slopping around,chuck in bits of old foam!! (your boats not faster than mine)
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Oh yes it is

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Is a bladder such a good idea? I'll bet there's lots of sharp things in there that will cause a nice wee leak or two. Why not look at the Plastimo / tempo plastic tanks, then just run a fuel hose with your favourite quick connector to the fuel filter? http://www.plastimo.com/catalogue/in...ngID=1&catid=7 or http://www.tempoproducts.com/2004/bd_fuel_tanks1.html as a couple of quick examples

The rigid tanks will probably survive a bit better in there..... and you can also fit fuel guages.
You'd be surprised how tough bladders are.
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I wouldn't bet on the outcome Pete, Matt will just pick the roughest course possible then nail into it hoping he doesn't stuff it...
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I can't see any issues with using a bladder under the jockey so long as:

1. The inside of the jockey is smooth without any burrs or sharp projections.

2. The jockey frame is a fairly open design with plenty of ventilation on all 4 sides both near the lower and upper portions of the sides. Be sure that liquid fuel cannot pool at the inside bottom of the jockey frame (can drain onto the open deck) and that vapour can't be trapped under the seat. The bladder would be much safer than a plastic or metal gas can.
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Heh heh, the proof is in the video, about 4.30mins into this clip
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